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Rusty Waves of Grain

By | June 1, 2014

See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.


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Targeting Tumors with Viruses

By | June 1, 2014

Stephanie Swift discusses the strategy of fighting cancer with viruses.


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The Scientist on The Pulse #3

By | January 28, 2014

Kerry Grens chats about ancient tooth decay, asthma, and fat cells.


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Lozano on DBS

By | November 1, 2013

Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano discusses deep-brain stimulation in this TEDx talk.


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Going Viral

By | September 1, 2013

Bacteriophages shuttle genes between diverse ecosystems.

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STW: In the Field

By | August 1, 2013

Scientist to Watch Josh Snodgrass has traveled the world, from Siberia to South America, to study how the physiology of indigenous peoples shifts with changing lifestyles.


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Cellular Engineering in Context

By , and | August 1, 2013

Designing circuits in living cells is messy business.


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Track Thyself

By | August 1, 2013

Meet Larry Smarr, a UC San Diego computer scientist who records several facets of his physiology, on the hunt for signs of present or future health problems.

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Cancer Whisperer

By | July 1, 2013

Profile subject Cédric Blanpain describes his work rooting out the role of stem cells in tumors.


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Making Good on Research

By | June 1, 2013

Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.


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